Is there a an online copy of English translation of Pramanavarttika of Shri Dharmakirthi?

Of the available links only second chapter is available.

If the full version is available, please provide the link for it.

  • Can down voters please say why you are downvoting. So that if there's something I can fix, I will fix it.
    – user20787
    Mar 25, 2021 at 16:24
  • Maybe it is because you aspirated the T in "Dharmakīrti?" Who knows? It's a fine question, so it's back to 0 from -1 now.
    – Caoimhghin
    Mar 26, 2021 at 19:27

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Yes, there are quite a few trasnlations available in ENglish, by reputed scholars of the field. The book has a total of five chapters. SOme works cover individual chapters like Tom J.F. Tilleman's translation, which is of the fourth chapter or Nagatomi's PhD disstertation which is a translation work of the first chapter. Another scholar by the name of John D. Dunne has some parts translated, in his book titiled Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy. There is a translation by Mookerjee and Nagasaki. There is an e-text by MOtoi Ono. Then there are some translations that include the commentary. But to be able to access good translations, you would very likely need UNiversity access or individual subscriptions. Books are more easily available.

Edit: You may find the following link useful. https://east.ikga.oeaw.ac.at/buddh/ind/7/16/


Here is a chapter.

I didn't see any full translations, but you can find bits like this, also like the second chapter you found.


  • I'm especially looking for the first chapter which is just not foubd anywhere.
    – user20787
    Mar 27, 2021 at 6:05
  • The formatting is absolutely terrible on this old document, but I also found this: archive.org/stream/…
    – Caoimhghin
    Mar 27, 2021 at 14:54
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    On this page here, east.ikga.oeaw.ac.at/buddh/ind/7/16, you'll see "Mookerjee, Satkari, and Hojun Nagasaki. 1964. The Pramāṇavārttikam of Dharmakīrti: An English Translation of the First Chapter with the Autocommentary and with Elaborate Comments. Nava Nālandā Mahāvihāra Research Publication 4. Patna: Nava Nālandā Mahāvihāra."
    – Caoimhghin
    Mar 27, 2021 at 18:01
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    If you can track that down, hopefully it would be the whole first chapter.
    – Caoimhghin
    Mar 27, 2021 at 18:02
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    Have you tried looking in the library catalogs of nearby universities?
    – Caoimhghin
    Mar 27, 2021 at 19:56

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